The Real Housewives OG’s are an endangered species at this point. We only have a few left. The OG cast members who are still on TV have been through so much right before our eyes. When we first met Ramona Singer on Real Housewives of New York, she was constantly bragging about how hot and heavy and she and Mario Singer were. Then, she found out he was cheating on her in the press. They divorced. And, now, she’s all about that dating scene and being hot at sixty. Oh, and she and Mario quarantined together in Florida.
We’ve seen her go through a lot of different phases in life, but recently, she’s just been a bit more reasonable than she used to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all the time. Who could forget Ramona and Sonja Morgan ditching the cast in Rhode Island to talk to “hot” guys at the bar instead of going to dinner? Before that she ditched her own Hampton house to look for more “hot” guys. Wait. What was I saying again? Oh, yeah, Ramona is a tiny bit more reasonable than she used to be. Here and there she really is the voice of reason with some solid anecdotes and advice. Her fellow OG Luann de Lesseps has certainly noticed.
It’s tough to join the Real Housewives of New York cast. The ladies hazed Tinsley Mortimer right up until she quit the show. They never gave Barbara Kavovit a chance. Surprisingly, they’ve embraced Leah McSweeney, torch/ravioli throwing, and all. But, then there’s Elyse Slaine. We never got a proper introduction. She didn’t get to share any of her backstory. All we know is that she’s Ramona Singer’s friend who’s hanging around a lot.
When Luann de Lesseps took her “first sip of alcohol” this season, Elyse was the only one who questioned her for doing so, given her past legal issues. Everyone ignored her, but Luann didn’t forget about Elyse chiming in.
A few months ago, NeNe Leakes‘ frenemy Wendy Williams claimed that NeNe was leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe denied that, of course. But then, her behavior was, well, a bit confusing. Then again, that was just typical NeNe behavior in all honesty. She was barely in the beginning of the season. It is unclear if NeNe refused to film or if she was cut out, but the start of the most recent season was just so strange. Even when NeNe wasn’t there she was the topic of conversation.
Then, she just walked out in the middle of filming the reunion. She left her monitor on, with her notebook full of pre-prepared reads open. Most people would get fired for not doing their jobs. However, that doesn’t seem to be a concern of NeNe’s. Instead of returning to the reunion, she called Porsha Williams while she was filming, which was annoying and just made no sense. Just show up if you want to be heard. Plus she was filming from her home. It doesn’t get much easier than that when it comes to a commute to work. This week the offer letters went out for Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13. We already know that Eva Marcille
got fired left the show. Porsha is back for sure. Other than that, it’s just a guessing game of looking for social media clues. And that’s why a lot of people think NeNe got fired.
There are a lot of reality TV stars getting fired after racially insensitive comments recently resurfaced. Vanderpump Rules fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens. Siesta Key cut Alex Kompothecras out of episodes because of his racist social media posts.
But, there are also some people who came under fire for recent social media activity. The Challenge fired Dee Nguyen for her remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement. And we can add Below Deck Mediterranean cast member Pete Hunziker to the list of fired reality TV stars. From the show, we know him for his condescending and sexist remarks. His online presence is even worse.
Ever since the news that Vanderpump Rules fired four cast members, fans can’t help but wonder who could be next. Beyond that, there’s a petition from viewers who want Jax Taylor to get fired for the offensive remarks he has made throughout the years. Vanderpump Rules “alums” Billie Lee and Faith Stowers want him fired.
Even Lance Bass thinks Bravo is going to terminate Jax. Keep in mind that Lance officiated Jax and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding after they got rid of their homophobic pastor. Lance and Jax also have a line of drink mixers called Just Add X, which is an acronym that spells out “JAX.” However, Lance recently claimed that the “number one guy in the group” is stepping down from their company. He even remarked, “You know, we can’t be involved and associated with any of this going down. We have to do the right thing.” Now, Jax is responding to the *NSYNC alum’s claim that he told Jax “Bye Bye Bye.”
Shahs of Sunset had a very dramatic season. Mercedes Javid and Reza Farahan’s feud just kept getting worse. Reza and his husband Adam Neely have legal issues with MJ’s husband Tommy Feight. In case you forgot, Tommy vandalized their backyard and the whole incident was captured by security cameras. Destiney Rose hooked up with Sara Jeihooni’s brother.
Mike Shouhed declared (again) that he found the love of his life. We witnessed Golnesa Gharachedaghi’s heartbreaking journey to conceive, which included a miscarriage. There was a lot to discuss, but it never happened. Every other Bravo show got an Andy Cohen-hosted reunion via Zoom, but there was nothing for Shahs of Sunset. But don’t worry, you guys. There’s a very delayed reunion special on the way.
At this point, it’s tough not to think “what’s the point” when it comes to finishing out this season of Vanderpump Rules. We all know that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni got fired. Without Stassi, it’s obvious that Beau Clark won’t film next season. Rumor has it that Jax Taylor might be next on the chopping block. Or at least that’s what some fans want in addition to some disgruntled VPR alums.
So, it just feels a little bit fruitless to watch this final reunion episode. However, the TV options during the coronavirus pandemic are rather limited, so here we are.
While it was very likely that Stassi Schroeder was the one responsible for that “leaked” news that she and Beau Clark are expecting their first child together, it wasn’t officially confirmed for a few days.
Aside from the pregnancy news, last week was rough for Stassi. She got dropped by her agent and publicist. She got fired from Vanderpump Rules. Her podcast was removed from all platforms. Her brother begged for her job back on social media. Then, she hired a crisis management team and BOOM those pregnancy rumors “leaked.”